Wiltshire kerbside recycling changes coming into force

Wiltshire kerbside recycling changes coming into force

Published by Jack Deery at 5:57am 24th February 2020. (Updated at 9:41am 24th February 2020)

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Wiltshire Council say they'll make it even easier for people to use.

Many households across Wiltshire may have their collection day change as the way we use the recycling service changes

From today (Monday 24th February) until the 20th March, Wiltshire Council is going to be rolling out the changes. 

Every address in the county will receive a letter telling them how it's going to alter.

Once they've been sent out, an online calendar will be accessible and can be printed out.

Recycling boxes in Wiltshire 2020
It's thought it will help Wiltshire's Council aim to be carbon neutral by 2030

The first set of new collections will be on Monday 9th March.


As part of a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030, the council will be introducing "more efficient routes" for its vehicles. 

It will also see more materials able to be put in the blue bin. 

The changes are: 

  • In the BLUE lidded bin you can recycle: cans, tins, aerosols, paper, cardboard, cartons, foil, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • In your BLACK BOX you can recycle: glass bottles and jars and bagged, dry textiles
  • The blue lidded bins and black boxes will be emptied fortnightly on the same day, using new recycling collection vehicles.
Wheelie bins December 2016 1 (Mike Draper)
Many homes will see their collection day change

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste said:

"These improvements to the kerbside recycling service will make it even easier for people to recycle their waste and help us increase the amount of waste we recycle.

The collection day changes will improve the efficiency of our rounds and reduce the number of vehicles on our roads. Fewer vehicles mean we will reduce our environmental impact and contribute to our aim of becoming a carbon neutral council by 2030." 


Wiltshire Council have also released the following advice to help improve efficiency:

  • Wash and squash all cans, tins, plastic and cartons where possible 
  • Bottles, jars, cans, cartons and aerosols should be empty; lids can be left on
  • Flatten cardboard boxes to make more room in your bin. 
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